Massage Therapist, LMT, CIMI
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West Islip, New York 11795
Hello, and thank you for looking! My name is Dara Warshaw, LMT. My private practice, A Touch of Health Massage Therapy, is located in West Islip, alongside a great chiropractor. Whether you want to just relax and destress, or you need therapeutic treatment for your aches and pains, I am the therapist you are looking for!
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West Islip, New York 11795
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Hello, and thank you for looking! My name is Dara Warshaw, LMT. My private practice, A Touch of Health Massage Therapy, is located in West Islip, alongside a great chiropractor. Whether you want to just relax and destress, or you need therapeutic treatment for your aches and pains, I am the therapist you are looking for!

Who can practice massage in West Islip?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in West Islip have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The West Islip LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of West Islip massage?
Clients use massage in West Islip because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in West Islip can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. West Islip massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.

How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The West Islip massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.